Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
"Soldiers Retreat," located here, was the home of Ferdinand Leigh and Magdaline Claiborne. F.L. Claiborne (1772-1815) moved to the Mississippi Territory from Virginia in 1807 and served as Brig. Gen. with the 1st Mississippi Volunteers during the War of 1812 and in the territorial legislature. This was the childhood home of J.F.H. Claiborne, the son of F.L. Claiborne and an early prominent Mississippi historian, and the burial place of Rev. David Cooper, first president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.
Erected 2007 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 31° 33.308′ N, 91° 20.224′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on Trails End Road west of North Palestine Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Natchez MS 39120, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Catherine Creek Italian Colony (approx. 1.2 miles away); DAR And The Natchez Trace (approx. 1.7 miles away); Origin of the Natchez Trace Washington Campground (approx. 2.6 miles away); Dr. John W. Monette (approx. 2.7 miles away); Washington (approx. 2.7 miles away); Andrew Jackson at Washington (approx. 2.7 miles away); Jefferson Military College (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 •
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